A word about critiques...

One of our most important workshop activities is critiquing each others' materials.  In order to make it the most constructive experience for everyone, please observe the following guidelines:


The Critique

Other things to consider
People bring songs of all genres to the workshop.  The intent of the song may be to get a commercial cut, or for the writer's own performance, as a gift to someone, or a personal moment they needed to express.  We try never to judge, but rather review the song in the context for which it was written.  You may not be a fan of cabaret tunes, but someone may bring one in for critique.  We try to focus on the craft of the song.  A general rule of thumb:  Critique others in the manner in which you would like to be critiqued.

Also, don't forget about the NSAI critique service.  It's a great way to get feedback from Nashville pros.  If you do get a critique, feel free to bring it in and share it with the workshop.  This has spurred some great discussions in the past!